The newly crowned champion Larry Ten Voorde crossed the finish line in first place at the final round of the Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup for the fourth time this season.
Taking up the race from pole position, the Dutchman from the GP Elite squad claimed a convincing victory at round eight of Porsche’s international one-make cup. Scoring second place, Laurin Heinrich secured the rookie title. Driving for the Nebulus Racing by Huber team, the German only just managed to beat Ayhan-can Güven (BWT Lechner Racing). With third place, the Porsche Junior from Turkey defended his third ranking overall in the series.
“A great race. The duel against Laurin Heinrich over the first few metres was fantas-tic – we both allowed each other enough space. About halfway through the race Do-rian Boccolacci put me under pressure but I think he was a bit too tough on his tyres. This is the perfect conclusion to a great season for me and the best way to thank my GP Elite team,” said Larry ten Voorde, giving a rundown of the season finale.
While ten Voorde maintained a convincing lead to the flag, in his slipstream a battle unfolded between Heinrich and Boccolacci for second place. After two braking errors, the Frenchman from the Martinet by Alméras squad finally had to relinquish his spot to the German, and ultimately to Güven and his compatriot Florian Latorre (CLRT). Heinrich, who had taken up the race from the second grid spot, was ecstatic: “My start was awesome and I was able to attack Larry as we headed into the first chi-cane. But then I pulled back because the rookie title was more important. I also put too much stress on my tyres in Larry’s slipstream. Still, at the halfway point, my tyres were in better condition than Dorian’s and I overtook him again,” stated the 19-year-old from the German city of Würzburg.
Porsche Junior Ayhancan Güven was also pleased with his respectable end to a season of mixed fortunes. “Victory at the penultimate round yesterday, P7 to the po-dium today – that was definitely one of my best Supercup races. We’ve made huge improvements as a team in the second half of the season and I’m really proud of that.”
The ProAm category went to Nicolas Misslin from Monaco for the sixth time in a row. The seasoned specialist from the Lechner Racing Middle East team had already claimed an early championship title in this category. Claiming eighth place at the final round of the season, Voorde’s compatriot Max van Splunteren narrowly sealed the overall victory in the team classification for his GP Elite squad. The Dutch team has contested the one-make cup for only two years with the Porsche 911 GT3 Cup.
“An extraordinary season has drawn to a close with two thrilling races. Despite the travel restrictions, we managed to hold eight races. All of the teams and drivers have once again demonstrated a high level of professionalism. We also successfully intro-duced bio-based fuel in the Supercup. We are ready for the next step towards syn-thetic fuel produced with the help of electricity sourced from wind power. Congratula-tions to the champions Larry ten Voorde, Laurin Heinrich, Nicolas Misslin and GP Elite. I hope we’ll see each other again in the 2022 Supercup,” concluded Oliver Schwab, Project Manager Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup.
Race 8 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup, 15 laps, Monza (I)
- Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 27:51.483 minutes
- Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), +1.540 seconds
- Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), +4.715 seconds
- Florian Latorre (F/CLRT), +4.933 seconds
- Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), +5.627 seconds
Final standings Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup after 8 races
- Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite), 155 points
- Jaxon Evans (NZ/Martinet by Alméras), 111 points
- Ayhancan Güven (TR/BWT Lechner Racing), 110 points*
- Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 110 points
- Leon Köhler (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber), 91 points
- Dorian Boccolacci (F/Martinet by Alméras), 81 points
* placed ahead of Heinrich due to better results from individual races
The title holders of the 2021 Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup
Overall winner: Larry ten Voorde (NL/Team GP Elite)
ProAm: Nicolas Misslin (MC/Lechner Racing Middle East)
Rookie: Laurin Heinrich (D/Nebulus Racing by Huber)
Teams: Team GP Elite (NL)